T Nation

Julio Franco retires! nooooo

I remember several years ago he said he wanted to play until he was 50. He almost made it.

I wouldn’t be surprised if he actually did make it, there have been lots of talks about his Birth Certificate not being real so maybe he has a few extra years in there. Either way, he is jacked for a near 50 year old. FYI he holds the ML record for oldest person to hit a homerun, age 48.

I remember watching a braves game and the announcers were talking about how hard he trained and discipline he had. They said he set an alarm to wake up in the middle of the night to take a protein shake and it reminded me of T-Nation for some reason. Lotta respect for that guy.